Our food bank pantry sessions are open to anybody in need, where we will provide an emergency 3 day food parcel once a week, for four weeks. If after this period further support is needed, evidence shall be required.
Micah Liverpool operates two pantries a week where we provide 3 days of Emergency Food Aid for each guest.
We have been able to support approximately 6,500 guests in the last 6 months, including over 1,400 children. We have provided an average of 220 food parcels each week and provided over 12,500 food parcels in 2019.
We try to give our guests a nutritious and balanced food parcel but items can vary depending on what food we receive in donations. In general bags contain:
Milk, cereal, tea/coffee & sugar
Tinned tomatoes/beans/vegetables, soup, pasta/rice
We run two pantries a week from churches local to the Cathedrals.
The Parish Church of St Vincent de Paul
Pantry Session Tuesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
The Grade II* listed church was built in 1855-57 to replace a temporary wooden structure erected by the largely Irish dockland community. It is the earliest of several Livepool churches designed by Edward Welby Pugin, who had an office in the city.
The Parish Church of St Vincent de Paul is a key partner in our delivery of Emergency Food Aid and has been hosting our Tuesday pantry session for over 2 years, as well as supporting Micah Liverpool with food donations every week. At St Vincent’s we support between 50 – 70 people per week and this church is a wonderful place to carry out the essential work that we do.
St Brides Church
Pantry Session Thursdays 10.30am – 12.30pm
St Brides is part of the Parish of St Luke In The City which is made up of three churches these are:
– St Michael In The City, the most centrally located church in Liverpool, about five minutes’ walk from the city centre in Chinatown;
– St Dunstan’s, which serves the community around Edge Hill
– St Bride’s, in the heart of the Georgian Quarter in Canning
New Team Rector of St Luke In The City parish, the Revd Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, began her ministry in 2017 and has since become a member of the Board for Micah Liverpool.
St Brides is a key partner for the delivery of our Emergency Food Aid as it houses our biggest pantry session which sees up to 220 people being support each week from here.
St Brides is always keen to be progressive and inclusive and does not only support the work of Micah Liverpool but also opens its doors to many other support services including British Red Cross & Mrang. On top of this, St Brides takes a creative approach to its ministry running a young people’s group, FISH, amongst many other activities for the community.
How to Support Our Work
There are a number of ways to support the work of Micah Liverpool does to provide Emergency Food Aid:
Donate food and toiletries
Offer financial support
Volunteer your time or skills
We are always happy to accept food as we can use this directly in food parcels to ensure people can eat. All new guests receive a bag of toiletries with their first parcel so these are important to help people feel a bit better.
Donations for Micah Liverpool can be left in the plastic donation boxes in the entrance aisle at Liverpool Cathedral or Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Items can be ordered online and delivered to St James House, 20 St James Road, Liverpool, L1 7BY.
If you are a school, community organisation or business that has been collecting on behalf of Micah Liverpool we are able to come and collect items as we have a small van. Please get in touch to arrange a pick up.
If you would like to offer financial support or volunteer with Micah Liverpool we would be delighted to hear from you, please get in touch and we will make suitable arrangements or visit our Just Giving page to make a donation online.